I went to the Paris Air Show, fully expecting the Airbus A321neo to be the highlight of the trip.
And she definitely was, beautiful and quiet and very acrobatic. She did, however, end her display by flying straight back to Toulouse without so much as a goodbye. Rude.
But at the end of the day, all I could talk about was this helicopter, the NH90 TTH. After watching it fly sideways and backwards and practically upside down, I decided that some helicopters are cool, even if they are ugly as hell. This one can do all sorts of neat things, including carrying 4000 kgs on a cargo hook.
I could have used that hook after the obligatory we-are-in-France-lets-stock-up-on-food trip to E.Leclerc.